Monday, July 26, 2010

Feeling Faint?....Bathe in JUICE!

If I havent made it clear to everyone by now that I think Dustin absolutely, positively hung the moon...well, I am failing miserably. I love this man more than you could ever imagine! More than I even thought possible. I didnt know my heart could hold this much love for someone. And why wouldnt I love this guy, he dotes on me constantly, and always makes sure Peanut and I have everything we need to be comfortable, even though sometimes that goal is just not obtainable : )
Having said that, sometimes D has the BEST of intentions, but things dont always go as planned. If you have ever heard his proposal story, you will think otherwise, now that was a well planned, extraordinarily carried out plan...but sometimes, the little things.... well...

Saturday morning I was doddling around, or as my Dad says, fiddle farting. I wasnt really doing anything...I just wasnt hungry yet and hadnt had my daily dose of Eggo waffles. Which by the way, if you havent heard yet, is by far my strongest and longest running food craving! So, I hadnt eaten breakfast yet, we were preparing it, when all the sudden I felt like I was 2 seconds away from passing out. The feeling was overwhelming and I thought I had better sit down right there in the middle of the floor before I fall. Dustin was standing right next to me as I sat down on the floor and he immediately jumped into action asking me what I needed. I asked him to please get me some apple juice. So I am now laying in the middle of the kitchen floor, Day-Z Marie is all in my face, she senses something is wrong..and here comes D with the juice. I like to drink juice out of those juice boxes, so poor D is fumbling with trying to insert the straw and keep Miss D-marie out of my face. D gets the straw inserted into the juice box and is now focused on pushing the pooch away....what he doesnt realize evidently is that he is squeezing the juice box rather tightly and it is gushing onto my face .....I immediately burst into laughter and then D looks down to see me drowning in apple juice. The dog starts licking up the overspill from the floor, and my face and all in all this is a mess....but a glorious mess, and some much needed comic relief. They say laughter is the best medicine, and boy were they right. I was already feeling better...I dont know if that was the laughter, or maybe taking in juice from the ear and eyes is a much faster way to feel the effects??? Either way, I appreciate the juice bath more than you know DK...and every time I turned my head on Saturday and smelled apple juice in my hair I couldnt help but smile. Maybe this was a prep for whats to come? With a toddler around, Im sure I will one day be happy to only have juice in my hair : )

In addition to my juice bath that morning we had an absolutely perfect day on Saturday. We got together with my Aunt, Godparents, Grandparents, sis, Lynne, and Dad for a mini "Peanut" celebration. Upon arrival at my grandma's house my Aunt Debbi had fixed up the table soooo cute. She had blue and pink napkins, silverware, and tablecloth...and then she had little baby things scattered around as decoration. and the cutest card I have ever seen! I am framing it for Peanut's room. I now have my first package of diapers, butt paste, and even teething rings, thanks Aunt Debbi. My Aunt Betty fixed my favorite chocolate cake, and the top of the cake had a heart on it made out of PEANUTS..I LOVED it. We had such a good time visiting with everyone. My Dad burned some hot dogs and burgers, and no party is complete without queso!! We really had a blast and I appreciate so much all that everyone did to make Peanut feel special. I know I truly felt blessed! Thanks to all of you for making it such a truly memorable day.

Towards the end of the party Aunt Betty needed to take a shot for her diabetes...she was likely running high since we had eaten so much all day. I couldnt help but laugh as I heard Dustin tell her..."Oh are you feeling faint, I'll go get some juice and pour it on you" Sigh..I love that guy!!

This week in Baby K world...
Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

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